Larabeth McLeod has beauty, money, several patents, a Ph.D., a successful environmental firm, and some very old secrets. When a man with the uncomfortable name of Babykiller begins stalking her, terrorizing her with stories of her darkest days in Vietnam, stories no one else knows, she feels compelled to fight back…until he exposes her most tender secret of all by threatening the daughter she has never met.
She turns to private detective J.D. Hatten for help, breaking five years of separation and silence between quarreling friends. And then Babykiller shows his true capabilities. He is the head of an illicite business offering but one service–moving cargo worldwide for criminals who need their drugs or cash or smuggled goods shipped safely and anonymously–so he is capable of putting anything anywhere. He quietly explains to Larabeth, a well-known environmental executive, that he can even put defective gauges in nuclear power plants, and he will, just to get her attention. If she goes to the police for protection, people will die. Lots and lots of people will die. And one of them will be her daughter.
Larabeth and J.D. are just a normal man and woman, up against a babykiller. But then, Babykiller doesn’t know who he’s dealing with…
Mary Anna Evans has created a masterful tale of environmentalism vs. maniacal insanity. This story is gripping and will keep you from getting anything else done until you read the last page.
The characters are so realistic. They each have so many aspects to them. For instance, Babykiller is so insanely evil yet has a quaint charm to him. So you actually like this crazy man but yet you don’t. Larabeth is strong, smart, but extremely prideful.
This was a really great book. And I will definitely be keeping an eye on this author.